NightSide with Dan Rea - Rundown for January 5, 2022

Elections Have Consequences. On a day when two highly respected veteran DAs in Massachusetts, Essex County DA Jonathon Blodgett and Cape and Islands DA Michael O’Keefe, have announced they will not seek reelection, we will look at a new Manhattan DA who wants to downgrade felony charges for some serious crime. Are you concerned about this new wave of softer on crime DAs?

Vaxxed or Say Goodbye To Your Job! A Massachusetts State Trooper has lost his job after refusing to receive a Covid vaccine per the state’s vaccine mandate. Trooper Timothy Barry was yanked out of his training class last October and stripped of his police gear in front of roughly 40 other troopers and terminated on the spot. Barry had not received a Covid vaccine by the state’s October deadline. Is it right that those who serve and protect our communities are getting axed for not receiving a Covid shot? Or are you okay with the state’s vaccine mandate?

Is Parental Consent Needed? According to a public records report obtained by the NewBostonPost, Northbridge Public Schools allows students to change their name, gender, and pronouns without parental consent. While some parents are very accepting of the school’s policies, some parents are taking aim with the school’s lack of parental consent. Should parents be informed if their child changes gender and chooses to be known as a different gender in school? Reporter and writer of the NewBostonPost Tom Joyce joins Dan to discuss.

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